Pupils given gift of education
LOCAL Indigenous high school students have received the gift of education through Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Foundation scholarships (QATSIF).
QATSIF is an independent public trust established to provide young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with a secure funding source for educational scholarships.
This year Isis District State High School was successful in receiving $6850 for six student scholarships in 2013-2014.
Brandon Thomas, Kayla Templeman, Samantha Hampton and Amber Bracewell were among Year 12 Isis District State High School students who graduated this year, under the scholarship program.
Earlier this month Bundaberg district schools held a celebration to recognise Year 12 Indigenous students graduating.
Isis District State High School has been involved in the program over the past two years, and have had two students recognised as Indigenous students of the Year.
Student Services Head of Department Liz Clout said the celebrations brought together community members, Elders and school staff to honour the efforts of the graduating Year 12 students.
Next Year, students Timothy Hampton and Aidan Rowlingson will continue with their scholarships. Recipients of the 2014-15 round of scholarship are Samantha Mossman, Brooke Oldfield, Kandace La Rocca and Brianna Cottam.